Known as the "Yankee Rifle," Allie P. Reynolds, class of 1939, was selected the 1951 United Press American League Player of the Year.
Pictured second from the left with his Yankee baseball partners, Reynolds first pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1942-1946 and the New York Yankees from 1947 - 1954.
He was the Yankees star pitcher with the highest winning percentage in the American League his first season with the team. In 1951, he became the first AL pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a season and only the second player in the history of baseball to do so.
Reynolds was attended Oklahoma A&M College on a track scholarship when coach Henry Iba saw him throwing the javelin and asked him to throw at batting practice. Reynolds struck out the first four batters without taking any warm-up throws, and eventually led the team to a state conference championship his senior year.
Reynolds was also a football standout in college (see additional photo), and after graduation, he turned down a draft bid from the New York Giants in favor of a career in baseball.